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Sick tricks! Big Air bounds into Olympics on a high note

Pyeongchang Olympics Snowboard Women

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — From the gold medalist down to the last-place finisher, what the...

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As Cape Town's water runs out, the rich drill wells. The poor worry about eating.

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. CAPE TOWN, South Africa - What do you do when your city is running out of water? The answer, at least in one of the world’s most unequal countries, depends on how much money you have. Within the next few months, Cape Town’s taps could run dry, the result of a...


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Parents fear worst for missing girls after Nigeria attack

Nigeria Missing Girls

DAPCHI, Nigeria (AP) — The sound of gunfire rang out as residents gathered for evening prayers at the mosque. Soon the armed fighters showed up in their trucks and made their target clear: Where was the girls’ school, they asked. Usman Katarko, a farmer, said he knew the men were not soldiers even...


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Deaths mount in Syria bombing campaign near Damascus

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BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government warplanes supported by Russia continued their relentless bombardment of the rebel-controlled eastern suburbs of Damascus for a sixth day Friday, killing 32 people, opposition activists and a war monitor reported. The death toll from the past week climbed to more than...


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Canada's health-care system is a point of national pride. But a study shows it might be

Special to The Washington Post. TORONTO - When the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. asked Canadians to pick the greatest-ever Canadian in 2004, they did not select hockey star Wayne Gretzky or Nobel laureate Sir Frederick Banting, who co-discovered insulin. They chose Tommy Douglas, who almost lost a...


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AP EXPLAINS: What's N. Korea up to with provocative visit?

South Korea Koreas Olympics

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — It seems a brazen choice, even for North Korea. As South Korea’s liberal president seeks to use the Olympics to improve ties, North Korea has chosen to send the alleged mastermind of two attacks that killed 50 South Koreans in 2010 to the games’ closing ceremony. So,...


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US Embassy move to Jerusalem could come as early as mid-May, official says

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has approved security arrangements for moving the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, and the official opening may come as early as Israel’s Independence Day in mid-May, a State Department official said. The embassy,...


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France unveils broad new plan to tackle radicalization

France Stopping Radicalization

PARIS (AP) — France unveiled a wide-ranging new program on Friday to counter radicalization, as French jihadis return from the battlefields of Syria and Iraq and the watch list grows of people showing risk signs. The plan, announced by Prime Minister Edouard Philippe, is made up of 60 measures and...


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Ivanka Trump to push for 'maximum pressure' on North Korea

South Korea Ivanka Trump

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Ivanka Trump told South Korea’s president on Friday that she will use her visit to the Winter Olympics to advocate maximum pressure on North Korea to halt its nuclear program. The daughter of President Donald Trump is leading the U.S. delegation at this weekend’s closing...


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Shadowy far-right fraternities `infiltrating' Austrian state

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. Austria’s new government is allowing secretive groups with links to the far right to exert control over powerful positions in the state, according to former Chancellor Christian Kern. Kern told reporters that it was the job of his successor, Sebastian Kurz, to halt the creeping...


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Nazi video sparks suspension for Polish ruling party lawmaker

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. Poland’s ruling Law & Justice party suspended one of its senators after he shared a Nazi propaganda film on social media. Karol Karski, the party’s whip, told reporters there’s no future in Law & Justice for someone propagating such materials. A court of party colleagues will...


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